Pelosi Comments On Economy During Interview


In a fiery exchange on MSNBC’s “Katy Tur Reports,” former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi lashed out at host Katy Tur for suggesting that the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the job market during Trump’s presidency.

In a tense moment, Pelosi snapped at Tur, saying, “If you want to be an apologist for Donald Trump, that may be your role, but it ain’t mine.”

Pelosi, a Democrat from California, appeared on the show to promote Joe Biden’s economic plans and criticize Trump’s record on job creation. When Tur pushed back by pointing out that the pandemic had a significant impact on the job market, Pelosi responded with disdain, saying, “He had the worst record of any president. We’ve had other concerns in our country.”

Despite Tur’s attempts to give context to the numbers and remind Pelosi of the unprecedented global crisis that Trump faced during his presidency, Pelosi refused to back down. She went on to credit Biden for creating 9 million jobs during his term in office, while claiming that Trump had the worst record of job loss of any president.

However, many critics would argue that Pelosi’s statements ignore the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the economy. While Trump certainly faced challenges in creating and maintaining a strong economy during a global crisis, his administration also oversaw record-low unemployment and strong economic growth before the pandemic hit.

Furthermore, Pelosi’s dismissal of concerns about immigration, globalization, and innovation as “legitimate” is concerning. These are important issues that have a significant impact on the job market and must be addressed by any responsible leader. It’s not about being an “apologist” for Trump, as Pelosi accused Tur of, but rather acknowledging and addressing the valid concerns of American workers.

Pelosi also rejected the idea of a second Trump term, stating, “You’ll have to forgive me. I cannot subscribe to the fact that he would be the President of the United States.” This statement is puzzling, as it suggests that Pelosi is not willing to accept the democratic process and that some Americans may choose to vote for Trump.

In contrast, Trump’s record on job creation and economic growth before the pandemic were impressive. His policies to reduce regulations and cut taxes contributed to record-low unemployment numbers and rising wages. While the pandemic presented challenges, Trump’s administration also worked to quickly implement policies to support small businesses and keep the economy afloat.